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On the Horizon – December 2, 2011

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Dec. 8 President’s Panel on Education and Global Competitiveness The Colorado Springs World Affairs Council is convening a “President’s Panel on Education and Global Competitiveness” at 6:15 p.m. in Gaylord Hall at the Worner Center on Colorado College. An informal reception begins at 5:30 p.m. This year, the World Affairs Councils of America conducted a… Continue Reading On the Horizon – December 2, 2011

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Predictions about the effects of the Congressional supercommittee’s failure to reduce the federal deficit are dire. The smallest Air Force in history. The smallest Army since 1940. The least number of Navy ships since 1915, and the loss of thousands of civilian jobs — all thanks to the automatic Department of Defense budget cuts of… Continue Reading Defense industry bracing for supercommittee impact

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The Six Flags Great Adventure theme park in New Jersey is home to the Kingda Ka roller coaster. According to the park’s website, the coaster ranks as tallest in the world, and fastest in North America, with riders rocketing 456 feet high — that’s 45 stories — and then plunging “vertically into a 270-degree spiral.”… Continue Reading Republican political roller coaster: Newt’s turn

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Listening is a public duty

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Take any business course, and one of the first things you will learn is that you should listen to those you communicate or have a relationship with, especially if these are your customers. Without listening to them, how would you know what they want? Why is this simple lesson lost on politicians? Perhaps those who… Continue Reading Listening is a public duty

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Four questions employees want answered

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Supervising people is a thankless task. Anyone who has supervised employees knows that directing the performance of others requires patience, skill, and courage. People come to work with all of the messy stuff of life, including their own expectations and demands. And as business becomes more complex, and management styles more involved, it is hard… Continue Reading Four questions employees want answered

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While Colorado Springs real estate insiders have bemoaned the city’s high office vacancy rates, they’re similar to those in other cities the same size, according to Hoff & Leigh Commercial Real Estate. “The surprising thing is that we’re actually pretty well positioned in comparison to other tertiary markets,” said Hoff & Leigh researcher Jason Baumgartner.… Continue Reading Survey finds vacancy rate similarities in other cities

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The holidays are upon us and it’s time for most of us to enjoy time with family and friends, indulge in overeating, and have some fun. It’s also the time of year when we take stock of our lives and show gratitude for our blessings. If you’re a business owner and have successfully navigated the… Continue Reading Business owners should give thanks this season, too

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On the Horizon – November 25, 2011

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Dec. 1 Time Management for Entrepreneurs Tri-Lakes Business Incubator hosts the discussion from 3 to 4 p.m. at 14960 Woodcarver Road. The discussion focuses on a company’s unique challenges, getting off to a productive start and practical time management tips and tricks and is presented by Diane Snead, Type A Professional Organizers. Cost is $10… Continue Reading On the Horizon – November 25, 2011

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People on the Move – November 25, 2011

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Devra Ashby, public information officer for Colorado Springs School District 11, was accredited by the Public Relations Society of America. Accreditation certifies that Ashby has demonstrated competency in the knowledge, skills and abilities required to effectively practice PR in today’s competitive environment. The Community Health Partnership named Sherry Britton as business manager and Steve Sellers… Continue Reading People on the Move – November 25, 2011

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The problem with overseas tech support

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It’s obvious that technology jobs have been outsourced to India and other developing nations. The U.S. technology community watched sadly as hundreds of thousands of technology projects, development hours and maintenance contracts moved to the other side of the world. But I’m not worried, even though many think I should be. Here’s why: I understand… Continue Reading The problem with overseas tech support

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